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People > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5). Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age (stunting) is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. For children up to two years old height is measured by recumbent length. For older children height is measured by stature while standing. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Afghanistan 59.3% 2004
=2 East Timor 57.7% 2009
=2 Yemen 57.7% 2003
4 Burundi 57.5% 2010
5 Niger 54.8% 2006
6 Madagascar 49.2% 2009
7 Guatemala 48% 2009
8 India 47.9% 2006
9 Malawi 47.8% 2010
10 Laos 47.6% 2006
11 Comoros 46.9% 2000
12 Zambia 45.8% 2007
13 Central African Republic 45.1% 2006
14 Sierra Leone 44.9% 2010
15 Chad 44.8% 2004
16 Benin 44.7% 2006
17 Rwanda 44.3% 2010
18 Ethiopia 44.2% 2011
19 Papua New Guinea 43.9% 2005
20 Eritrea 43.7% 2002
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo 43.5% 2010
22 Mozambique 43.1% 2011
23 Pakistan 43% 2011
24 Tanzania 42.5% 2010
25 Somalia 42.1% 2006
26 Bangladesh 41.4% 2011
27 Cambodia 40.9% 2010
28 Nepal 40.5% 2011
29 Liberia 39.4% 2007
=30 Tajikistan 39.2% 2007
=30 Indonesia 39.2% 2010
=32 Lesotho 39% 2009
=32 Cote d'Ivoire 39% 2007
34 Mali 38.5% 2006
35 Sudan 38.3% 2006
36 South Sudan 36.2% 2006
37 Nigeria 36% 2011
38 Guinea 35.8% 2012
39 Kenya 35.2% 2009
=40 Burkina Faso 35.1% 2010
=40 Burma 35.1% 2009
42 Equatorial Guinea 35% 2004
43 Kiribati 34.4% 1985
44 Uganda 33.7% 2011
=45 Philippines 33.6% 2011
=45 Bhutan 33.6% 2010
47 Djibouti 33.5% 2012
48 Solomon Islands 32.8% 2007
49 Cameroon 32.6% 2011
50 North Korea 32.4% 2009
51 Zimbabwe 32.3% 2010
52 Sao Tome and Principe 31.6% 2008
53 Botswana 31.4% 2007
54 Republic of the Congo 31.2% 2005
55 Swaziland 31% 2010
56 Egypt 30.7% 2008
57 Honduras 29.9% 2006
58 Togo 29.8% 2010
59 Haiti 29.7% 2006
60 Namibia 29.6% 2007
61 Angola 29.2% 2007
62 Ecuador 29% 2004
63 Ghana 28.6% 2008
64 Peru 28.2% 2008
65 Turkmenistan 28.1% 2000
66 Guinea-Bissau 27.7% 2008
67 The Gambia 27.6% 2006
=68 Syria 27.5% 2009
=68 Mongolia 27.5% 2005
=68 Iraq 27.5% 2006
71 Bolivia 27.2% 2008
72 Azerbaijan 26.8% 2006
73 Vanuatu 25.9% 2007
74 South Africa 23.9% 2008
75 Vietnam 23.3% 2010
76 Albania 23.1% 2009
77 Nicaragua 23% 2006
78 Mauritania 22% 2012
79 Cape Verde 21.4% 1994
80 Libya 21% 2007
81 Armenia 20.8% 2010
82 El Salvador 20.6% 2008
83 Maldives 20.3% 2009
84 Uzbekistan 19.6% 2006
85 Guyana 19.5% 2009
86 Belize 19.3% 2011
87 Sri Lanka 19.2% 2009
88 Panama 19.1% 2008
89 Kyrgyzstan 18.1% 2006
=90 Paraguay 17.5% 2005
=90 Gabon 17.5% 2012
92 Malaysia 17.2% 2006
93 Lebanon 16.5% 2004
94 Algeria 15.9% 2005
95 Thailand 15.7% 2006
96 Turkey 15.6% 2004
97 Senegal 15.5% 2012
98 Saint Lucia 15% 1976
99 Morocco 14.9% 2011
=100 Bahrain 13.6% 1995
=100 Mauritius 13.6% 1995
=100 Mexico 13.6% 2012
103 Venezuela 13.4% 2009
104 Kazakhstan 13.1% 2010
105 Romania 12.8% 2002
106 Colombia 12.7% 2010
107 Uruguay 11.7% 2011
108 Qatar 11.6% 1995
=109 Georgia 11.3% 2009
=109 Moldova 11.3% 2005
111 Republic of Macedonia 10.5% 2011
112 Barbados 10.2% 1981
113 Dominican Republic 10.1% 2007
114 Tuvalu 10% 2007
115 Oman 9.8% 2009
116 China 9.4% 2010
117 Saudi Arabia 9.3% 2005
118 Tunisia 9% 2006
119 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.9% 2012
=120 Suriname 8.8% 2010
=120 Bulgaria 8.8% 2004
=122 Jordan 8.3% 2009
=122 Japan 8.3% 1980
124 Argentina 8.2% 2005
125 Montenegro 7.9% 2005
126 Seychelles 7.7% 1988
127 Fiji 7.5% 2004
=128 Brazil 7.1% 2007
=128 Iran 7.1% 2004
130 Cuba 7% 2000
131 Serbia 6.6% 2010
=132 Canada 6.4% 1971
=132 Samoa 6.4% 1999
134 Costa Rica 5.6% 2008
135 Trinidad and Tobago 5.3% 2000
136 Jamaica 4.8% 2010
137 Belarus 4.5% 2005
138 Singapore 4.4% 2000
=139 Italy 4.3% 1976
=139 Ukraine 4.3% 2002
=139 Kuwait 4.3% 2012
=142 United Kingdom 3.9% 1976
=142 United States 3.9% 2002
144 Hungary 3.3% 1984
145 Czech Republic 2.6% 2001
146 South Korea 2.5% 2003
147 Tonga 2.2% 1986
148 Chile 2% 2008
=149 Netherlands 1.8% 1980
=149 Australia 1.8% 2007
151 Croatia 1.4% 1996
152 Germany 1.3% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/en. Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Malnutrition-prevalence,-height-for-age/%-of-children-under-5

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